All of us want to be happy and each one of us has our own way to attain it. But the truth is the more we chase it, the more it will elude us. Research has shown that happiness to a large extent is determined by our genes. We can pursue happiness by preventing negative emotions such as pessimism, resentment, and anger and fostering positive emotions, such as empathy and gratitude.
Here are some easy steps that can help you to be a happier person. Check it out:
1. Don’t worry, be happy
The primary step is to make a choice of choosing happiness. It’s an achievement that requires efforts and commitment. Take advantage of opportunities such as self-management or interpersonal skills to learn how to be happy. You can choose to be around the people who can increase your happiness.
Happiness also depends on managing our emotions and relationships with others. Try to forgive and be grateful to things you have. Once you choose to be happy, you can easily follow the strategy to achieve it.
2. Express gratitude
3. Practice forgiveness
Live and let live. Never hold a grudge against anybody as it can affect your physical and mental well-being. Foster forgiveness to reduce the power of bad events that create bitterness and resentment.
4. Give up negative thoughts and feelings
5. Hold on to your values
6. Accept the good
7. Follow your passion and do things you love
8. Enjoy the simple pleasures
Make memories, laugh out loud on silly jokes, and explore adventures. All these can give you happiness. These are the ties that bind and keep on giving you the best moments of your life.
9. Foster Friendship
Close friendship with people who care about you will increase your happiness. Be with those who are joyful and make you smile.
10. Engage in meaningful activities
Happiness can be a matter of choice not just luck. Once you understand what works best for you, just take step forward in finding more of it.